The Poison Oracle

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  • Take a medieval Arab kingdom, add a ruler who wants to update the kingdom’s educational facilities, include an English research psycholinguist (an Oxford classmate of the ruler) invited to pursue his work on animal communication, and then add a touch of chaos in Dinah, a chimpanzee who has begun to learn to form coherent sentences with plastic symbols.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Peter Dickinson  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    2835556  
    EAN
    978161873065751600  
    Genre
    Crime & Thrillers  
    ISBN
    9781618730657  
    Publisher
    Big Mouth House  
    Type
    Books  
  • Take a medieval Arab kingdom, add a ruler who wants to update the kingdom’s educational facilities, include an English research psycholinguist (an Oxford classmate of the ruler) invited to pursue his work on animal communication, and then add a touch of chaos in Dinah, a chimpanzee who has begun to learn to form coherent sentences with plastic symbols.

    When a murder is committed in the oil-rich marshes, Dinah is the only witness, and Morris has to go into the marshes to dis-cover the truth. “The Poison Oracle “is a novel of its time that exposes in the everyday language people use humanity’s thinking and unthinking cruelties to one another and to the animals with whom we share this earth.

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